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Revolutionary War Lesson Plans - These Lesson Plans on the Revolutionary War are for classroom use with Gregory Edgar's award winning young adult historical fiction novels, Patriots and Gone to Meet the British. These Lesson Plans on the Revolutionary War are best suited for 5th grade through 8th grade and high school. You can buy the books here: Buy the books here.

The American War for Independence- students will learn about the diplomatic and military aspects of the American War for Independence. Through an examination of original documents and an interactive map they will learn about the strategies employed by both sides, and how those strategies played out in reality. They will study the most important military engagements, both in the North and the South. Students will also become familiar with the critical assistance provided by France, as well as the ongoing negotiations between the Americans and Great Britain.

Was the American Revolution a revolution?- students studied the causes of the American Revolution and evaluated the Declaration of Independence. The goal of is for students to learn about the war itself and its impact of people. The question, "Was the American Revolution a revolution?" will encourage students to investigate the results of the war from the perspectives of different groups of people.
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Primary Source Documents:

Chronicle of the Revolution - These newspaper Chronicles let you experience first-hand the excitement and uncertainty of the American Revolution as it happened. Click on a city to read about the riveting historical headlines that shaped the war and America.



Letter from George Washington to Congress December 27, 1776
- Documentation/full text of a letter from George Washington to Congress concerning the Battle of Trenton

Washington Describes Trenton - December 28, 1776 - Letter from George Washington to General McDougall.

Treaty of Paris - This is the final peace treaty between England and the United States, signed at the same time as the peace treaty between England and France.


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